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Posted on: July 31, 2014

Washington County WIC celebrates World Breastfeeding Month

The Washington County Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) is celebrating World Breastfeeding Month throughout August.
There is much to celebrate this year. The majority of Minnesota women breastfeed, and, in 2013 and... Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Lego Mania! at Valley Branch library Aug. 1

Join an open Lego build-a-thon at Valley Branch library 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1.
Who can build the biggest tower? Who can make the fastest Lego car? The program is best for children ages 6 and olderup; younger... Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2014

Washington County campfire programs continue with screech owls, St. Croix Legends Aug. 2

Warner Nature Center will present a campfire program on eastern screech owls at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Meet one of the smallest owls in Minnesota and learn about their unique skills and... Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2014

Licensing information for potential adult foster care providers available at meeting Aug. 4

Foster care in Washington County offers one the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. People have busy schedules, concerns about compensation, and/or the desire to work with a certain age group – that's... Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2014

Morning bird hikes offered at Washington County parks in August, October

Morning bird hikes will be offered at Washington County parks in August and October, including on Free Tuesdays in the parks.
Learn more about the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home on a guided nature hike.The... Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Active Living Partner Project funding available; applications due July 31

Living Healthy in Washington County (LHWC) announces another round of funding.
Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) funding will be awarded to assist communities with the goal of increasing physical activity of all... Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2014

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding underway at Square Lake Park

Opportunities for Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) at Square Lake Park will continue Tuesdays through Aug. 26.
SUP is a water recreation and total body fitness opportunity that is fun and easy to learn. Square Lake boasts... Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

Outdoor Yoga at Lake Elmo Park Reserve continues through Aug. 21

Experience Outdoor Yoga with Washington County Parks this year at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Get fresh air and tune into the sights and sounds of nature while releasing stress through guided yoga sequences lead by a certified... Read on...

County Attorney Press Releases

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Posted on: February 14, 2014

Murder charges in Newport stabbing

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that his office issued charges of Murder in the
2nd Degree against Gregorio Maso Ramirez, 57, of St. Paul, in the February 13, 2014, incident in Newport. The State requested and... Read on...


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Posted on: July 25, 2014

"Racing in the Library" program at Hardwood Creek Library; not just for teens!

Wednesday, August 6, 2:30-4 p.m. -- Hardwood Creek Branch
But, but...haven’t we always been told not to run in the library? What’s this “racing in the library” all about? Bring a friend, come and find out. Final teen/tween... The details...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

More Critter Camp Fun -- this time at the Wildwood Branch...

These campers explore the library, participate in storytime and Dog Gone Reading, venture into the community, test their craft talents, and, of course, roast some marshmallows!

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Critter Camp Rocks at Hardwood Creek Library!

Children ages 3-6 brought a favorite stuffed animal to the Hardwood Creek Library for a week of camping July 15 to July 23. Find out what kids' "critters" did when they got away for their visit to the library...

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

Free Minnesota permit practice tests now available online

Thanks to a partnership with, Washington County Library is proud to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their Minnesota driving tests. No library card number or personal information is... Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2014

Library Chat with Library Woman

Finding the best book ever!

The ultimate holiday weekend of the summer--the 4th of July--is now past, and unless you have a vacation planned it’s almost two months before another. Time for some summer reading! Time to... Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2014

On the picture rail at the R.H. Stafford Library, photos by Bill Schrankler

View photos from Schrankler's newly released book "Shadows of Time...Minnesota’s Surviving Railroad Depots"/ Bill Schrankler with Frederick L. Johnson. The display will be in place through the end of July.

Posted on: May 20, 2014

Washington County Library Invites Summer Readers!

Summertime and the living is easy! While that may not be universally true, summer is a time of vacations for most of us, with time away from school and time away from work. For adults, there may be a little free time to read... Read on...


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Posted on: July 9, 2014

Dailey county road closures begin in Denmark Township

County State Aid Highway 21 (St. Croix Trail South) and County Road 78 (110th Street) will have daily road closures starting Monday, July 14, through August 1.
County crews will be performing routine maintenance and culvert... Read on...